Handmade Sterling Silver bangle
Handmade Sterling Silver bangle is of high quality. This gorgeous top opening bangles in Sterling Silver is inset with one of these genuine stone. A lovely diamond cut Swarovski crystal charm is hanging from it, ready to reflect the sunshine.
Sterling Silver Bangles bring good fortune to someone you love with this funny Sterling Silver bangles with 4 different animal charms. Made of natural wood which has been colored in 4 different dyes, it will fit any wrist sizes. Inspired by the Danii Minogue collection, it is a must have this summer. Silver Ankle Chain is Show off your ankle with this adjustable Sterling Silver anklet box chain. Original gifts ideas for home decoration, weddings and christenings. Wooden Bangles is cool and chunky bracelet will instantly uplift your casual day outfit.
How Durable is My Gemstone Jewellery?
First of all a note about the hardness and therefore relative durability of gemstones. To measure hardness, the jewellery industry uses the Mohs scale. This gem-trade standard, conceived by Friedrich Mohs in 1812, measures the ability of a gem or mineral to resist abrasion damage.
Diamond at 10 is the hardest whereas talc at 1 is the softest. Popular gemstones like amethyst and citrine register 7 whereas rubies and sapphires register 9. Most of us come off the beach on the first day with the 3 sís all achieved - rings caked in sand, sea-salt and suntan lotion. Nude sunbathing, as far as silver and gold jewellery is concerned, is a must! Remember also that sand will scratch the surface of precious metals.
Cut of the stone
Firstly we talked about the cut of the stone. Now finding a good quality bright green tourmaline with this cut is not impossible to find but can be tricky so we decided that custom cutting was the way forward. We custom cut the green tourmaline from a larger cushion stone to create the look. We combined the chequer board facetted cut on top but with a more square proportioned shape rather than oval. The lapidaries squared up the proportions and then facetted the top of the stone.
This creating a square cushion shape with a facetted top! Donna felt a straight sided square stone would be a little harsh so decided that she would like to have the stone with softened corners. The initial stone was 1.72cts and ended up at 1.05ct. After being cut gemstone it is difficult. We searched for a green tourmaline of the right colour that could be cut to shape. The twist ring is simple in style holds the tourmaline for a modern design.